Demsal (‘Season’) is a women’s co-operative, with women working in different places, such as Dirbesiye and Hasakah. The groups of women workers together form one united co-operative called Demsal and this co-operative sells the products prepared by the collectives of women to shops and markets, and also sells direct.

The project was developed and started by the Economy Committee of Kongra Star in 2014. The name of the project was chosen as Demsal (Season) because vegetables can be planted in four seasons. The project was first carried out in the town of Tirbespîyê because there are more agricultural opportunities in the town. The women began to realize the project on four acres of agricultural area with the support of agricultural engineers. Opportunities were very limited at that time due to the clashes, siege, and lack of seeds and agricultural materials. In the beginning, only four women worked for the project but now 70 women work for the project. Women plant vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, peppers, and watermelons throughout the four seasons on 24 acres of farmland and in 64 greenhouses. The women have already planted 3,000 fruit trees such as apricot, pomegranate, and olive trees in the town.

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